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, lacrosse, wisconsin, who normally reports the news like we do. >> jennifer livingston is the one making the headlines and spreading the message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer, who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight, writing, "i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people. girls in particular." on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three young girls, decided it was time to respond. >> so you know nothing about me other than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> for more than four minutes she faced the camera and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms. but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers, that october is national anti-bullying month. >> to al
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
jennifer livingston in la crosse, wisconsin, responds to harsh criticism from a viewer. he e-mailed her saying she is not a suitable example for young people because she's overweight. other people in the community have responded with overwhelming support for livingston. she called the e-mailer a bully, and said she wanted to show children that bullies shouldn't define them. >>> a baby bust in the united states for the fourth year in a row. the number of new babies has dropped across the country. experts say the weak economy has a lot to do with it. last year's drop in the birth rate was just 1%. though it's been 2% to 3% in recent years. >>> mike tyson's facial tattoo is inspired by the indigenous people of new zealand, but that country is preventing him from visiting. he needs special permission to travel to new zealand because of a rape conviction back in the '90s. he lost it after a charity that was supposed to benefit from his speaking event withdrew its support. a promoter said tyson is disappointed by the decision, adding the former heavyweight champ has rebuilt his life in recent
the show. thank you so much, alison kosik. >>> epic smackdown and a star is born. jennifer livingston in lacrosse, wisconsin, had more than a few choice words for a fan who criticized her weight. that fan wrote, quote, obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. then he advised livingston to reconsider your responsibility to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston responded speaking directly to that man who sent her that e-mail. his name is kenneth crouse. >> do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> livingston says the e-mail was hurtful but is more concerned about children who are bullied by such comments. >> but what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i receive received or, in many cases,
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